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The first recorded public scent concert in North America

In 1902, a New York based art critic, writer and grand eccentric presented the first recorded public scent concert in North America: A Trip to Japan in Sixteen Minutes. This man was called Sadakichi Hartmann, and the concert was an unmitigated fiasco.

 — The Institute for Art and Olfaction will recreate that concert at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, January 9 through 12. Tickets are limited but free; read more here.

The Institute for Art and Olfaction

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The Institute for Art and Olfaction, a new organization devoted to the art and science of perfumery, is scheduled to open in Los Angeles in March 2013:

Founder Saskia Wilson-Brown has partnered with programming director Kóan Jeff Baysa, creative director Micah Hahn, and an advisory board of thirteen experts in perfumery and public art to launch The Institute for Art and Olfaction (IAO). Devoted to multi-arts experimentation…

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